It is undeniable that the creation of the Internet has changed how we live, work and socialise. As technology continues to develop, the number of devices connected to the internet is increasing to include everything from mobile phones and smart speakers to coffee makers, washing machines and lamps. There is expected to be 20 billion Internet of Things devices by 2020. This course examines how smart devices are being increasingly integrated into our everyday lives and what the future of IoT holds. Explore the potential threats to privacy, data misuse and hyperconnectivity IoT devices present and uncover the benefits these intelligent devices offer to individuals and society as a whole.
Technology correspondent at The Times
Mark Bridge is technology correspondent at The Times. He started his Times career in 2006 as a personal finance reporter, and has also written for the Money and Bricks & Mortar sections.
What is likely to follow the IoT in the next phase of the Internet?
People talk about it as maybe the Internet of Nothing or ubiquitous technology. That doesn't mean ditching it all and going back to the Stone Age, it just means that the sensors that power all of this will be much, much smaller.